The Medium is out today, January 28, for Xbox Series X|S and PC (including Game Pass); and it could be just the thing for fans of old-school horror games. If story-driven mystery, psychological terror, and anxiety-provoking camera angles are your thing– then The Medium is for you. This new release from developer Bloober Team (Layers of Fear, Blair Witch) is what IGN calls:
All thriller and no filler
You’ve Only Seen the Half of It
Third-person perspective, fixed camera angles, a compelling story– these are the ingredients of legendary horror games like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Parasite Eve. All of these influences are alive and well in The Medium, along with a number of new gameplay and narrative surprises too. Puzzles, challenging set pieces, and a supernatural ability to communicate with the dead led to PC Gamer calling The Medium
One of the best third-person horror games I’ve ever played.
The Medium has been heavily influenced by horror games of the past— and we don’t mean just the music from Akira Yamaoka (the renowned composer behind the Silent Hill franchise). Here’s a look at some of the game’s other key features:
Become a Medium
Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.
See What’s Hidden
Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort.
Play in Two Worlds at the Same Time
Never-seen-before and officially patented gameplay that plays out across two worlds displayed at the same time. Explore the physical world and the spirit world simultaneously, and use the interactions between them to solve dual-reality puzzles, unlock new paths, and awaken memories of past events.
Enter a Dark Reality Inspired by an Acclaimed Dystopian Surrealist
The Medium’s spirit world is a dark mirror reflection of our reality, a grim and unsettling place where our unpunished deeds, evil urges, and vile secrets manifest themselves and can take on a form. This world has been invented and designed under the inspiration of Zdzisław Beksiński’s paintings, Polish dystopian surrealist internationally recognized for his distinctive and strikingly ominous style.
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